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Bill G.

42 Reviews
Troy, MI
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Greek
  • Teaching since 1992
  • General studies from Oakland
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Bill G.

42 Reviews
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This is great for all students of guitar and music in general. It helps the student understand the mechanics of the instrument; and how music in general works and blends those sounds we love.
I highly recommend at least a basic idea of music theory for all students.

About Bill

Guitarist/Songwriter Bill G. is a versatile and experienced instructor, who's been playing and teaching guitar for over 20 years, and is fluent in everything from finger style Classical/Flamenco and Folk guitar, to Jazz, all Rock(from classic to modern Alternative/Indie), and various World music st

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Ian
Bill is a great teacher. He is able to teach whatever songs or style of music you are looking for. He is extremely helpful and makes the lessons really fun and enjoyable. He is very accommodating and ensures you are understanding what he taught. Overall, I really enjoyed my lessons and I highly recommend him.
Joel R.
Bill is a delight to work with, he is patient and thoughtful. I am very pleased and fortuned to have found him as my teacher.
Sam Y.
What a great teacher! He has several decades of experience in playing and teaching and it shows. He plays effortlessly and is very patient. He would be the ideal teacher for someone who is either new or already experienced with the guitar. Also, I feel like he can play most any song (and coming from a 70s/80s rock/metal fan, it's great). If you're on the fence about learning or continuing with lessons, give him a shot. You won't be disappointed!

Marc M.

36 Reviews
Livonia, MI
Starting at $22
  • Associates from Schoolcraft
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marc M.

36 Reviews
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Theory is used in all lessons, but I do specialize in concentrated classes applying the concept of music theory. This is to either boost the complexion of your original material, or to better understand genres of existing music. All Genres are covered, Classical, Jazz and Mainstream. As you learn I show you fast and easy to understand methods to apply these concepts into your guitar playing.

About Marc

I teach all styles of guitar, as I have been in many different types of music situations: Soloist (Classical) Ensemble (Classical and Jazz) Lead and Rhythm (Various Rock and Roll bands) Songwriting and Recording. I am a people person that learned the guitar from many different sources. Most of my l

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Miki
I only had Marc for a couple months (unfortunately had to move), but he is a phenomenal teacher and I recommend to anyone. He's very easy to communicate with and strikes a great balance between the technical learning you need with having fun.
Fred Chin
First lesson. Marc was great
Chris
I only got to take lessons from Marc for a couple of months in the summer of 2016 (I had to move away for work), but he is hands down the best music teacher I've ever encountered. It's a year and a half later and I'm still benefitting from his tutelage. From beginner to advanced, you've found the right guy for the job.
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Phillip M.

13 Reviews
Warren, MI
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Bachelor's Degree - Horn Performance from Central Michigan University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Phillip M.

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I use a variety of materials to best fit what the student needs and would like to get out of taking lessons. I enjoy teaching and playing music and I try to make sure my students have fun as well!

About Phillip

Hello! My name is Phillip M. and I have been playing the Horn for 17 years now. I started back in elementary school and haven't looked back since. After high school, I went to Central Michigan University where I earned my Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance while studying under Dr. Bruce Bonnell.

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Heather
I've really been enjoying lessons and have been getting a lot out of them! Flexibility with scheduling concerns has also been well appreciated!
Baileigh B.
My daughter was so nervous for her first lesson and Phillip was amazing. She is 14 and said, "He didn't make me feel bad that I am not as good as I should be and so that makes me feel like maybe i can play better."
So grateful Phillip - she is anxious to spend the summer learning from you - we appreciate your approach and as he said ability to "put her at ease" so she can feel comfortable to learn. Awesome first lesson.
Kim

Meet Online Music Theory Teachers Serving Troy, MI

Marc M.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associates from Schoolcraft
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Marc M.

36 Reviews
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Online Music Theory Teacher

Theory is used in all lessons, but I do specialize in concentrated classes applying the concept of music theory. This is to either boost the complexion of your original material, or to better understand genres of existing music. All Genres are covered, Classical, Jazz and Mainstream. As you learn I show you fast and easy to understand methods to apply these concepts into your guitar playing.

About Marc

I teach all styles of guitar, as I have been in many different types of music situations: Soloist (Classical) Ensemble (Classical and Jazz) Lead and Rhythm (Various Rock and Roll bands) Songwriting and Recording. I am a people person that learned the guitar from many different sources. Most of my l

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Miki
I only had Marc for a couple months (unfortunately had to move), but he is a phenomenal teacher and I recommend to anyone. He's very easy to communicate with and strikes a great balance between the technical learning you need with having fun.
Fred Chin
First lesson. Marc was great
Chris
I only got to take lessons from Marc for a couple of months in the summer of 2016 (I had to move away for work), but he is hands down the best music teacher I've ever encountered. It's a year and a half later and I'm still benefitting from his tutelage. From beginner to advanced, you've found the right guy for the job.
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Lola M.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Music Therapy from NVCC
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Lola M.

17 Reviews
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Music theory can be a daunting and sometimes unpleasant element of learning an instrument, whether it's piano, guitar, bass, or your voice. I love teaching the elements of music theory in a fun, easy to understand way. If you want to improve your ability to understand and learn music theory, come see me!

About Lola

I have more than 30 years of musical experience. I’ve taught guitar, piano, bass, and theater in private schools, art schools and I’m currently teaching at Classic Axe Guitar Gallery in Gainesville, VA. I’ve taught over 250 students in all levels of experience, tailoring each lesson to fit each stu

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Harry C.
Wonderful experience. Very helpful
McKenzie
Can’t say enough about Mrs Lola ! My daughter Kenzie is learning so fast and is super excited about her lessons.
Martha M.
She is the worst tried calling her multiple times never answered only took my money doesn't want to return it or return my calls the worst !! Experience I have ever had.. My daughter was very excited and you made this very stressful gor her..
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David M.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded B.M./M.M. Scholarship from Webster Universty
  • Teaching since 1986
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David M.

46 Reviews
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Intervals, Chord/Scale relationships, Circle of Fifths, advanced musical form.

About David

Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with

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Brian O.
Patient, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and always there to answer questions. Everything you could want in a teacher.
Kelly W.
Robin K.
Dave is great. Very patient and a good teacher.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Troy, MI

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Troy is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Peter is an incredible instructor. His breadth of knowledge and understanding is unparalleled to that of anyone I have ever encountered. He is patient, and kind and genuine all around good guy. I enjoy working with him."
Reggie
Took Music Theory lessons from Peter V.
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"Adam was great! Very helpful. The only thing that was difficult was finding times to get together. I know that many in the class struggled to meet with Adam. Other than that, keep it up!"
Madeline
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Took jazz lessons from Lisa and learned a lot!!! It was a great experience and she is a great teacher! Lisa has a great way of pushing your comfort zone and bringing out your best. Highly recommended!!!"
Rick
Took Music Theory lessons from Lisa N.
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"Awesome teacher! Patient and knowledgeable. Highly recommended"
Matt
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephen O.
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"Very patient with me. I'm not the fastest learner, so Michelle's delicate and meticulous approach was very effective."
Jose
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"Kelly really knows her theory, inside and out. And she can explain how it all works. It's much easier to memorize a piece once you understand the theory behind it: the progression of the chords, and their functions. I wish my former teachers had known theory instead of making me memorize all those notes with no explanation."
Andy
Took Music Theory lessons from Kelly A.
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"Music Theory and Music Performance

Ms. Wilma's enthusiasm for life and music shines through in her instrumental playing and teaching style. She shows a strong proficiency in many music genres and can teach different kinds of musical instruments.

She's reliable, experienced, professional, and easy to be around. One of her main strengths is her ability to convey musical thoughts in a way that is meaningful, constructive and easily understood.
I really enjoyed how she have enriched my ability to think about musical concepts, discuss theories in music, and listen to different types of music."
Wilma Evangeline
Took Music Theory lessons from Wilma Evangeline B.
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"Jorge tutored me for a few weeks in music theory and it greatly benefited me. He shows through his examples and explanations that he really understands concepts of music theory and keyboard, as well on his clarinet too. I highly recommend hiring Jorge since he goes over the information at a good pace and nice manor. He will go over whatever you need help on."
Holly
Took Music Theory lessons from Jorge R.
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"Dave is awesome!

Dave pretty much saved me in Music Theory. I was really struggling to grasp chord progressions and melodies, Dave walked me through everything step by step until I got it. I highly recommend dave as an instructor, he'll get you through it!"
David
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"He made me feel very comfortable and it was my first lesson, ever."
Fred
Took Music Theory lessons from Axel O.
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